Sunday, November 4, 2012

Colors of Fall with Willow

You all know how much I love Elisabeth Bell stamps and I have been blessed to have been invited to become a permanent design team member for Elphine House Australia.  I was shocked when I got the email from Lynda and have been bursting to let you all  know...  Believe me, this came totally out of the blue.  Being on one of Elisabeth's design teams has been one of my dreams since I started blogging, and now that dream has come true.  The Lord has a way of looking out for us and picking us up when we need it most.

Three new designers were chosen and I hope you will also welcome Vicki and Susan to the team along with popping in to see all the amazing designs by the multi-talented team.

This is my card for the October 31 challenge that will run until November 13.  I'm practicing for my first DT post November 14th......LOL  The challenge is, "What colors remind you of Fall/Autumn??"  Now it can't get much easier than that when most of us  just have to look out of the window to see those colors.  Of course, you must use an Elisabeth Bell image and that can be a digi image from HERE, or a stamp from ANY company.

Opened so that you can get a glimpse of the inside.

I have used Willlow Catching Leaves designed by Elisabeth Bell for Whiff of Joy.   Colored with Copics, my favorite coloring medium:  Skin: E00, 000, 000, R21 - Dress/Hat/Bow: E99, 97, 95, 93, 000 - E37, 35, 31, 30, 0000 - Hair: YR24, 31 - Y21, 11, 00;  Leaves: YR22, E23, Y11
The DP, ribbon, flowers and leaves are from my stash.

I sure hope you will join us for this fun challenge as I will have something special for one of you that joins in our challenge, to be announced on November 14.  But, you must leave me a comment on this post to let me know that you have entered the challenge.  I will be checking too....LOL

Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.
"Love & Hugs" Carol (Granny)


A Consuming Passion said...

How wonderful happy for you! Now I'm off in search of Elphine House Australia!!!!

Unknown said...

wow this is so very pretty card and wow so happy for you on the new DT
good luck

Gail said...

That's gorgeous!
Going to check them out!

Theresa's Studio said...

Congrats on the DT Carol! Love your fall card...beautiful image and coloring.


Huge congratulations on your new DT post Carol - you so deserve it. I know how much you love the EB images, and you have always done them justice with your wonderful colouring skills.
These Autumn colours are glorious and I love the card shape - yet another amazing creation!
Have a happy day - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Selma said...

Congratulations Carol. I am so happy for you. Your card is gorgeous.

craftieodmae said...

Awesome, this is absolutley gorgeous!

Chrissy said...

Congratulations Carol on your new DT position, that is wonderful news...and such a gorgeous card, I love fall [Autumn], my favourite season..gorgeous colours and love the image and fabulous design and papers...beautiful.


Unknown said...

Hi Carol,congratulations on your DT Post,you must be over the moon.Enjoy every moment of it,I will look forward to seeing your creations.Your latest post is stunning,I love the colours of Autumn,pity all those beautiful leaves have fallen to the ground.You have coloured the image beautifully.Take Care of yourself.
P.S Thanks for dropping by my blog,and your much appreciated comment.

Rufus said...

Congrats to you! Your "practice" (lol) card is lovely.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful colors and I love the image. joann sassy raggedy

NanaConnie said...

Stunning colors, Carol! Love the double gate fold. Congrats on the new DT position. You'll be a great addition to the team. :-D

Lynda Nielsen said...

Wowee Carol, this is one AMAZING Card. So rich and colorful. I'm so thrilled that you have joined our little family over at Elphine House Australia...
Your talent is sure to be an inspiration to many.
Big Hugs
Lynda =)

Carole said...

Congratulations Carol, I'm so happy for you! You truly deserve being selected as a DT member and will be a great inspiration to all! Hugs ... Carole xoxo

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the DT post Carol! You are such a talented crafter, you'll be a fantastic addition to their team. Your card is stunning with beautiful warm colours and a gorgeous shape.
Amelia x

Anonymous said...

Hello my friend!! :) Oh I just ADORE your creation and really gorgeous Fall colors here for sure!!! I'm so thrilled to be working alongside you as I know how much you adore these images as much as me!!

They're blessed to have you on their team and I'm blessed for knowing you!! HUGS :)

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Carol and your lovely image is coloured so beautifully. Congratulations on your Design Team position.

Pat xx

Eulanda said...

OH MY NO WAY!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! She is just an amazing artist and you will do all her images justice! I luv luv LUV this image! It's always been one of my favorites! Aren't you glad you took those Copic classes now? LOL! Woo hoo so happy for you!! Hugs!

Mary Lou said...

AMAZING Carol!!!!! I too just LOVE LOVE LOVE EB images--as if you didn't know :D LOL
This card is fabulous....Gorge, Rich, colors of FALL--perfect Dp choice for sure and WOW that LO is way too sweet!!
Congrats again on EHA DT earned it DEAR!!!!!!!
God is Good indeed!

Teresa said...

Superb card Carol and one of my favourite WOJ stamps. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hugs Teresa xx

Carla S. said...

First of all, huge congrats to you, Carol! They are so lucky to have such a talented designer on the team and I know you love EB stamps! Your card is really gorgeous! I love the fold you used and the rich, fall colors! Looking forward to your first DT post on Nov. 14! I'm going to try to do this challenge and I'll be back if I can fit in! Hugs!

Elise said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors! And a huge congratulations to you!!! EB is such a SWEET & FABULOUS artist and I know you will create such lovely things with her beautiful images!

Big Hugs,

Linda Palmer said...

Congrats on the DT. I love your beautiful card and your beautiful coloring. Great fold, is it a Z fold? Beautiful fall colors and all round gorgeous card.

Audhild said...

Your card is so beautiful. Love your colouring of the image. I am so happy that you will join the EHA design team. I am looking forward to see more of your beautiful creations.

Hugs, Audhild

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Carol this is fabulous! How die I miss this! Huge congrats on your Dt post! Enjoy, Judy x

Janneke said...

What a beautiful card is this ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Elphine House Australia.
Congrats to the DT Carol ;o)

sue w. said...

Hi Carol, love the background paper, such fab colours and the image is super.
Congrats on your DT post hun.
Hugs Sue W.